10 Photos That Show #LoveIsLove Around the World
"Love is love is love is love is love, and love cannot be killed or swept aside."
Those words echoed throughout the 70th annual Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday night. Lin Manuel Miranda — star of Tony award-winning musical "Hamilton" — gave an emotional tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting.
The hashtag #LoveIsLove has been tweeted more than 1.9 million times in the last 24 hours.
On Sunday, a tragic attack by a lone shooter on an Orlando, Fla., nightclub left 50 people dead and more than 50 wounded. During a touching address to the American people, President Barack Obama noted that the attack, targeted toward members of the LGBTQ community, is an attack on all Americans and the protected freedoms that define the nation.
"This is an especially heartbreaking day for all our friends — our fellow Americans — who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The shooter targeted a nightclub where people came together to be with friends, to dance and to sing, and to live. The place where they were attacked is more than a nightclub — it is a place of solidarity and empowerment where people have come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds, and to advocate for their civil rights," he said.
"This is a sobering reminder that attacks on any American — regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation — is an attack on all of us and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us as a country. And no act of hate or terror will ever change who we are or the values that make us Americans."
And now not just Americans, but the world has responded.
We've gathered a collection of photos from around the world that prove that indeed "love is love."
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People hold candles as they share a minute of silence during a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting in Florida, in Hong Kong on June 13, 2016. Photo Credit: ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images
Australians hold candles during a vigil in Sydney on June 13, 2016, in solidarity with the global gay community after a gunman opened fire in a nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Photo Credit: WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images
Indian students light candles near a Rangoli, an Indian form of art created on the ground, to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando killing, in Mumbai on June 13, 2016. Photo Credit: Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images
A visitor places flowers at a makeshift memorial during a vigil for victims of a shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. the previous day, in front of the United States embassy on June 13, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Photo Credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images
People gather during a vigil in downtown Seoul to remember victims of the shooting at an Orlando nightclub on June 13, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. Photo Credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Fans observe a minutes silence for the victims of the Orlando shootings ahead of the start of play during day one of the Aegon Championships at the Queens Club on June 13, 2016 in London, England. Photo Credit: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images
A member of the public holds a candle during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., at Frank Kitts Park on June 13, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo Credit: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images
Rally attendees express their grief. In tribute to the memory of the 50 dead and dozens wounded in the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., hundreds of members of the NYC LGBT community and supporters rallied near The Stonewall Inn in Manhattan's West Village to place flowers at a makeshift shrine to the fallen, rally for peace and stand in solidarity. Photo Credit: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Image
Speakers address a full room of supporters during a vigil for the Orlando shooting victims. Denver community members gathered in support of the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting in the early morning hours on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Photo Credit: AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Mourners gather outside of the iconic New York City gay and lesbian bar The Stonewall Inn to light candles, lay flowers and grieve for those killed in Orlando last evening on June 12, 2016 in New York City. Photo Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images